Bania Subarna Banik in India
From renting out an exclusive banquet hall for a wedding to lending money to a small farmer so he could buy honeybees to improve the productivity of his crops, the Subarna Banik community is well-known throughout West Bengal. Historically to the present they are envied for their amazing business skills as money-lenders, business traders, and participants in international trading. Their disciplined nature is seen in their careful details to accounting and bookkeeping.
Ministry Obstacles: Hinduism is the cultural Identity of Subarna Baniks. They are very diverse in what they believe and in which Hindu gods they choose to honor.
Outreach Ideas: Pray for intercessors to faithfully pray for the various Bania communities until there is a movement to Christ.
Scripture Focus: "… listen to my prayer! Look down and see me praying night and day for your people Israel. I confess that we have sinned against you. Yes, even my own family and I have sinned!" Neh 1:6
Scripture Prayer: Pray for the Lord to raise up believers from among today’s people group that will faithfully and fervently pray for their people.
Prayer Focus: Pray for God to provide opportunities for believers to develop relationships with the Subarna Banik Banias. Pray that the Holy Spirit will move among their leaders, helping them to become what He wants them to be and using them to start a Disciple-Making Movement. Pray the Holy Spirit will help them to know how being a follower of Christ could influence their lives to pursue, "…righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness" (1 Tim.6:11) instead of pursuing money.
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